Wedding sari shops in Mumbai

#1 Sep 15th, 2008, 15:14
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Getting married in February. Arriving in Mumbai. Need to buy wedding sari. Reasonably nice sari.

Which are the 4* shopping districts in Mumbai? Something mid-range expensive.

We have not booked a hotel yet so we can book near the shopping area if need be.

I would really appreciate any info.
#2 Sep 15th, 2008, 20:05
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Queens Road near Marine Lines Station (Also near by from Churchgate) has no. of shops exclusively selling Wedding Saris Kala Niketan, Roop Kala, Mayuri being some of the names of the shops. Apart from this there would be shops in Dadar & Borivali dealing in Wedding Saris but have not much idea about that areas.

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I can't help you with shopping in Mumbai, but I can advise you on something else..

Make sure you find a tailor that can stitch your blouse on time. I don't know how familiar you are with the whole sari process, but it might take a few days to stitch a blouse. So, ideally, find a shop that can also do your tailoring.

Good luck!
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Thank you guys.

Yes I remember about blouses. We went to my sister's wedding in Delhi and gave our precious material to a tailor who assured us everything would be ready in time.

Any to cut a long story short the blouses we ended up wearing had no buttons or hooks and we had to use safety pins on the day. The cut was so terrible that the sleeves were lopsided and one of them looked that it was going to fall off my shoulder.

But worst of all the underarm cut was so high that it hurt and the blouse was so tight it felt like I was in a straitjacket.

I will be making my own blouse before I go. I figure I can't do worse. Even if it's slightly off colour it doesn't matter.
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There are readymades available, but it would be very unusual to wear one with an expensive sari.
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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post Queens Road near Marine Lines Station (Also near by from Churchgate) ...... Kala Niketan, Roop Kala, Mayuri being some of the names of the shops. ........ shops in Dadar & Borivali dealing in Wedding Saris .......
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Try Silk Museum Studio at Dadar BB - they advertise as the cheapest and best [!!!], also several reasonably priced shops at Santacruz West - Bawree, Amrapalli etc., and at Dadar Kabutarkhana. At Santacruz West you can get pretty good ready made blouses in stretch fabrics, but ideally you should get it stitched to match your sari. Tailors will stitch your blouses in a short time if you are prepared to pay the extra. Buy ready made petticoats after you buy your saris.

Vile Parle East and Borivili / Kandivili / Mulund also have good sari shops but I dont know the names. Nallis is also there at Kings Circle and at Warden Rd. Warden Rd also has a few other more expensive stores like Sheetal etc.
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I can imagine your anguish about the mistakes the tailor made! That is truly horrible.

But then, it might have been a one-off affair as well. If you go to a tailor that is attached to a big showroom with mid-range to expensive sari's, they will not screw up as badly as your previous tailor.

Making a blouse yourself that doesn't really match the sari is not really a good idea, I think. As a bride, it is nice to look as beautiful as possible. After all, you'll look at those pictures for many years

If you have a grand sari, a plain blouse would look really odd. So I recommend giving it a try with a tailor, and start searching for one as soon as possible when you arrive. In that case you still have time for them to alter your blouse if it doesn't fit properly.
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Id gone to to Mumbai a few years back with my sister for her wedding shopping. I remember the areas we had gone to were in Santa Cruz- to a shop called Seasons. The clothes there are fantastic, and even if you dont find a sari there you will def get some nice clothes for other occasions. We also went to Andheri, i forgot the shops name, but the shop that left a lasting imprint on me was without a doubt seasons.
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Irla area in Vile Parle also has some shops.
One Shop name is Sia or something like that, they might have Sarees, not sure but they do have wedding punjabis & chaniya cholis.

Ronak.

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